Within two years Shanghai plans to make home broadband 10 times faster and establish a citywide mobile broadband network, with more 3G base stations and a next-generation broadcasting network.
The city is one of the pilot regions chosen to test Three Network Convergence – the convergence of internet, TV and mobile networks. This means that Chinese TV, internet and mobile phone users might soon be able to use a single gadget for all the things that now require separate pieces of hardware and accounts.
For Three Network Convergence, Shanghai plans to establish a fiber optical network to 1 million households with a speed of 100 megabits per second, more than 10 times present levels.
English.EastDay.com reports telecommunications carriers plan to add 2,000 Wi-Fi hotspots and 1,300 3G base stations to build a mobile broadband network covering the city.